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Guidance for Families: Special Education in Washington State

The Office of Special Education aspires to do whatever it takes to ensure students with disabilities receive a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) as required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Our reach is broad. About 10 percent of students overall receive special education services in the state of Washington.

These pages are dedicated to providing students and families with information about special education, to ensuring that students and families know about their rights, and to answer questions they may have about how the process works.

To get an overview of special education and learn more about how all of the special education procedures and processes fit together to provide your student with an education, start here:


   Updated 4/11/2014

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